Teaching Resources

Gradescope

Resource Overview

Guide on using Gradescope to administer and streamline the grading of assessment and assignments

Gradescope can help you administer various types of assignments and assessments both on paper and online. The dynamic grading rubrics allow you and your instructional team to provide grades and feedback more consistently, flexibly, and quickly. See below for an overview and tutorials on how to use it for your class.

For more ideas and technical support, email us or schedule a consult with a CTL staff member.

Overview

Features
  • WashU licensed; CTL managed and supported
  • Integration with Canvas
  • Can grade different assignments: scans, PDFs, online, bubble sheets, computer code
  • Rubrics that you can easily change, share, and reuse with multiple graders
  • Ability to annotate on assignments
  • Works with group assignments
  • Analytics and statistics on student learning
  • Publish grades and feedback
  • Manage regrade requests at a question level
Benefits of Teaching with Gradescope
  • Store and grade paper assignments in one place. No more stacks of papers to leaf through and carry around.
  • Change your mind on how many points a question is worth or give students regrades easily. The dynamic rubric ensures you will not have to flip back through your entire stack of assignments to regrade with the new point value.
  • Manage student needs easily at a class or individual level. Gradescope allows you to set a time limit extension for a student throughout the semester or provide grade adjustments for individual questions.
  • Duplicate assignments and rubrics for use in another semester or another class. You can also duplicate a class.
  • Discuss questions, feedback, and regrades in the grading panel so that you and your students can focus on a specific question at a time. Students can only request regrades for specific questions.
Ideas for Teaching with Gradescope

Easy

Medium

  • Have students submit their assignments using the mobile app or via the Gradescope website.
  • Look at analytics to identify where students may need more help. Tag questions to help you find even more patterns in where students struggle.

Advanced

  • Use AI-assisted grading to help you identify groups of similar answers using handwriting recognition. Note: this works best for short answers where students will answer similarly.
  • Learn about upcoming or recent features on Gradescope’s product roadmap. You can also add your own ideas for how to improve Gradescope.

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